About Air New Zealand
Born in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Air New Zealand is New Zealand's national airline, directly serving 45 cities in 15 countries, including 25 destinations within New Zealand.
The airline prides itself on its commitment to delivering excellent customer service, one which embodies the confidence, unique style and friendliness of New Zealand. It was recently judged as having the world's best passenger service in the prestigious Air Transport World magazine awards.
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Air New Zealand is a Star Alliance member airline. Launched in 1997, The Star Alliance airline network is the oldest, most awarded network in the world. As a valued member of the alliance, Air New Zealand is committed to offering its customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience.
In 2007 Air New Zealand was named "Best Airline to the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand" by Business Traveller Magazine in the United States. Other awards also include "Best Long Haul Airline" in the seventh annual Conde Naste UK Readers' Awards; and "Best Pacific Airline" for the sixth year in a row at the TTG Asia Travel Awards 2004.
Always committed to upgrading its customers' travel experience, Air New Zealand has revolutionised its long-haul customers' travel experience with the introduction of an in-flight International Airline Concierge service - a first in the aviation industry.
Air New Zealand Group General Manager International Airline Ed Sims says the airline employs up to 90 concierge staff who will be dedicated to making every customer journey before, during and after an Air New Zealand service a special event. No other airline has such a service in place.